Massachusetts Daily Collegian

What is the most good?

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

March 11, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Salvation Army, whose tagline is “Doing the Most Good,” started in 1865 when Minister William Booth preached in the streets of England instead of in a church. He preached to homeless and poor people, and converted to Christianity those w...

Police state school

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

March 11, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Approaching brightly lit orange flashing LED lights, I set the cruise control exactly to 20 miles per hour and ambled down University Drive toward the Recreation Center. An officer entered into the traffic and raised his h...

Moving forward

By Herb Scribner

March 11, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Before you read this column, I hope you’ll take a second and read my column from earlier in the semester, titled “So we float on to what comes next.” In that column, I discussed beating on to what comes next in life. I wrote how we all...

Free speech is everyone’s, even Rush Limbaugh’s

By Gavin Beeker

March 8, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Rush Limbaugh made an incendiary and offensive remark? Stop the presses! This is the big one, you say? A comment so hurtful and misguided that he may have just shown himself to be outside of the bounds of civil discourse in this...

School Bully Rush Limbaugh’s War on Women

By Claire Anderson

March 8, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Rush Limbaugh recently made some outrageous and unapologetic comments toward 30-year-old Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, calling her a slut and a prostitute, because of her testimony in front of the House Democratic...

Climate change

By Eric Magazu

March 8, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As we begin our trek towards spring, our exceptionally warm winter renews questions about the impacts of global climate change. On its face the issue looks to be rooted in science, but in reality global climate change is a very...

The House that Bismarck Built

By Daniel Stratford

March 8, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is rare when history is graced by figures of so titanic a presence that it seems to reshape itself in anticipation. Names like George Washington, Cardinal Richelieu, Julius Caesar and Charlemagne are ones to which the mind...

How to travel through time

By Josh Steinberg

March 8, 2012

Filed under Columns

Last week I happened across the secret of time travel. I decided to keep it hush and not make a big deal out of my groundbreaking discovery. I mean, sure cameras and paparazzi are flattering but it’s not the attention I am lo...

Stop Kony in 2012

By Billy Rainsford

March 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The way an issue is presented to you can drastically affect your opinion on it. Last fall, browsing through CNN’s headlines, I read that President Obama had deployed one hundred American troops to Uganda in order to train ...

Santorum stands strong in Ohio – now what?

By Nikhil Rao

March 7, 2012

Filed under Columns

This time last week, I told myself that Rick Santorum would surely be unable to weather the acid test of Super Tuesday. I told anyone willing to listen to my armchair political ratiocination that Romney’s Super PAC, Restore...

The truth: right from the horse’s mouth

By Amy ORegan

March 6, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Believe it or not, in a random sample of University of Massachusetts undergraduate students 82 percent of them said they haven’t missed class or work because of their drinking. And the survey was – regardless of popular belief...

More time for leisure increases employee productivity

By Jeff Bagdigian

March 6, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When Americans go to work, they quite literally sell hours of their lives to employers, receiving money and other benefits in return. Those hours could have been spent hiking with family and friends, or they could have been spent...